Agenda and minutes

City Plans Panel - Friday, 25th September, 2020 1.30 pm

Venue: Remote Meeting

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No. Item


Appeals Against Refusal of Inspection of Documents


To consider any appeals in accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2 of the Access to Information Rules (in the event of an Appeal the press and public will be excluded)


(*In accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2, written notice of an appeal must be received by the Head of Governance Services at least 24 hours before the meeting)



There were no appeals against the refusal of inspection of documents.



Exempt Information - Possible Exclusion of Press and Public

1  To highlight reports or appendices which officers have identified as containing exempt information, and where officers consider that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information, for the reasons outlined in the report.


2  To consider whether or not to accept the officers recommendation in respect of the above information.


3  If so, to formally pass the following resolution:-


  RESOLVED – That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following parts of the agenda designated as containing exempt information on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the press and public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information, as follows:-





There were no items identified where it was considered necessary to exclude the press or public from the meeting due to the confidential nature of the business to be considered.



Late Items


To identify items which have been admitted to the agenda by the Chair for consideration


(The special circumstances shall be specified in the minutes)



There were no late items of business identified.



Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests


To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-16 of the Members’ Code of Conduct. 


There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests made at the meeting



Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence (If any)


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors: C Gruen, P Gruen and A Khan


Councillors: K Brooks, S Hamilton and D Ragan were in attendance as substitute Members




Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 233 KB

To consider and approve the Minutes of the previous meeting held on 3rd September 2020.



(Copy attached)


The minutes of the previous meeting held on 3rd September 2020 were submitted for comment/ approval.


RESOLVED – That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 3rd September 2020 be accepted as a true and correct record.



Matters Arising from the Minutes

To consider any Matter Arising from the minutes.


With reference to Minute No.28 (Matters Arising from the Minutes) the Chair reported there were a number of issues raised within that minute and could the Chief Planning Officer provide a brief update on each.


Referring to the possible over supply of purpose build Student Accommodation within the City Centre, the Chief Planning Officer reported that the Strategic Policy Team were currently in the process of drafting a report which would shortly be considered by Development Plans Panel/ Joint Plan Panel.


In terms of the size of student accommodation the Chief Planning Officer confirmed that if additional guidance was to be prepared, Members would be consulted as a matter of routine.


In respect of time delays in completing Section 106 Agreements, it was understood that the S106 associated with the Thorpe Park Retail Park was nearing completion.



Application No. 20/02559/FU - Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) - Position Statement pdf icon PDF 9 MB

To consider a report by the Chief Planning Officer which provides a position statement in respect of an application submitted by Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA). The proposals seek an adjustments to the existing "airside" apron including demolition of existing passenger pier and ancillary accommodation, earthworks and site remodelling at the existing eastern parcel of the Airport apron to accommodate a new terminal building and forecourt area; A new terminal building and passenger piers; Construction of supporting infrastructure, goods yard and mechanical electrical plant; Relocation and extension of existing fuel storage tanks; Hard and soft landscaping including biodiversity works; Associated infrastructure/utilities, including drainage;

Reconfiguration of existing car parking, and new car parking provision in the

vicinity of the Viking Car Park. The provision for a new meet and greet building and separate parking inspection building. Additional car parking above the existing provision on site will only be provided if future assessments show there is a need. Additional car parking over the existing level would be phased and its delivery would be controlled through a planning review mechanism;


New and modified vehicular (and pedestrian/cycle) access from Whitehouse

Lane, including improved access for bus and coach to the new terminal building; New bus terminal and taxi drop off facilities to the front of the new passenger terminal; and Modifications to flight time controls to reflect current noise guidance, and to extend the daytime flight period – at Leeds Bradford Airport, Whitehouse Lane, Yeadon, Leeds.



(Report attached)



Additional documents:


With reference to the meeting of 30th January 2020 when Members received a pre-application presentation which described the proposals for a new terminal building for the airport and changes to the day time flight regime period.


The Chief Planning Officer submitted a report which provided a position statement and explained the current situation reached in respect of this application.


Site photographs and plans were displayed and referred to throughout the discussion of the application.


The Planning case officer addressed the Panel, speaking in detail about the proposal and highlighted the following:


·  Site / location / context

·  The new terminal would be environmentally sustainable, high quality, modern (fit for purpose) and would improve passenger experience, satisfy future demands and enable the airport to deliver on a highly ambitious sustainability agenda.

·  The existing terminal building would remain and have a proposed new use

·  The existing fuel farm would be relocated to a different part of the airport

·  The new building will be located to the eastern area of the airport on the existing runway apron.

·  The building would be on 4 levels (including a mezzanine level) and would be 34,100 sqm

·  Lower ground floor would provide surface access to the forecourt and access to the main terminal by lifts and escalators

·  Ground floor (main terminal) would provide the check in hall and the arrivals halls along with baggage reclaim, customs and baggage make up

·  First floor mezzanine (main terminal) would include immigration and associated facilities linked to the western walkway

·  Second floor (main terminal) – this includes central search and departure lounge with associated retail, food and beverage, duty free and premium lounges.

·  A western walkway (Pier) will be provided alongside the new terminal building and will provide contact stands for approximately 12 aircraft.

·  The new terminal building will be targeted as an ‘excellent’ accredited rating under the BREEAM standard which will be designed to maximise energy efficiency and incorporate energy generation on site.

·  The proposal would involve a new and modified vehicular (and pedestrian/cycle) access from Whitehouse Lane. The existing car park will be reconfigured to provide new internal service roads, bus parking and pick up and drop off points. A new forecourt will be provided to the east of the terminal building.

·  The proposal also involves changes to the day time flight regime which was originally approved in 1993. The current daytime period for the airport is 0700 to 2300, with the night time period 2300 to 0700. The proposal is to change the daytime period so it will be 0600 to 2330 and shorten the night time period to 2330 to 0600.


The Main issues for consideration


·  Traffic generation

·  Climate Change

·  Air Quality

·  Ecology

·  Health implications

·  Construction noise

·  Design of the building, modern & simple

·  Landscaping – Some tree loss, low in number and replaced

·  Economic considerations – Airport may struggle to grow without investment


Members were informed that in addition to the representations already received an additional 35 objections had been received together with 5 supporting statements  ...  view the full minutes text for item 38.


Date and Time of Next Meeting

To note that the next meeting will take place on Thursday, 1st October 2020 at 1.30pm (Remote Meeting)


RESOLVED – To note that the next meeting will take place on Thursday, 22nd October 2020 at 1.30pm (Remote Meeting)